Welcome to St. Philip Howard Catholic Voluntary Academy. A member of the St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi-Academy Trust.
Through a positive three-way partnership between, home, school and parish we aim to work together to ensure our children achieve their potential.
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GCSE English Results 2018 - Much higher than the national average #goTeamSPH

GCSE Results 2018 Press Release - To View Click HERE


“The overall effectiveness of the school is good. The headteacher is an inspirational leader and the strong leadership shown by the senior team has galvanized the school community and taken them on a journey of refl ection and development. The headteacher’s passion and drive have led to an overwhelmingly positive sense of community and care within the school. She has been ably supported by effective governors at the school, who set challenging expectations”. DCI June 2018

#TEAMSPH   |   Together on the Journey 

 WEEK 1 - Monday 15th October to Friday 19th October

WEEK 2 - Monday 22nd October to Friday 26th October 

Year 7 Parent's Review Evening - Thursday 18th October 2018 from 4-7pm

For new applications please ensure you fill out a supplementary form alongside your application. These can be found under the Admissions page or collected at Visitors Reception. Please ensure you return the completed forms to school.


At the Heart of the Community

St Philip Howard Catholic Voluntary Academy is an exciting place for our students to grow and develop, building an enriching love of learning and a spiritual outlook that they will carry with them through life.



louisa Morris  |  Headteacher


"100% of parents that commented on the Ofsted online questionnaire, Parent View, said they would recommend the school." - Ofsted , 2018

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We know you have lots of questions - What are our school dinners like? How do we deal with bullying? To help you get the answers to these questions and many others we have put together a page to answer the most frequently asked questions.

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In order to prepare the school for our Open Evening we are notifying parents of an early closure so that staff and pupils can prepare for this important event in our calendar. School will finish at 1.10pm on Thursday 4th October.
As we begin a new year at St Philip Howard, I would like to welcome you back to what I am certain will be another successful year. The school is going from strength to strength and the summer GCSE results are a reflection of this. We are delighted for the Class of 2018 as their results have done both them and us proud.


St. Philip Howard Catholic Voluntary Academy’s facilities are available to hire. Based in the Glossop community; We have facilities for hire that are great for sport, drama, martial arts, business meetings, events plus much more!